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  • lauraw commented on the diary post Boston Bombing News: More McPhee Maxim by pbszebra.

    2014-10-24 05:27:44View | Delete

    Brown’s blood in Wilson’s car was interpreted as supporting Wilson’s story, I’m not sure why. So that was the purpose of the leak. They don’t want to indict the cop. To be fair, we have no way of really knowing what happened in that incident. But it should be brought to trial IMO. Historically, even [...]

  • lauraw commented on the diary post Boston Bombing News: More McPhee Maxim by pbszebra.

    2014-10-24 05:19:10View | Delete

    It is good to hear that the Canadian coverage is different from the BMB coverage. This shooter turns out to be mentally ill. He may have been attracted to Islam because he identified with an “outcast” or “underdog” religion. I don’t see someone like this as any kind of organized terror threat; he looks more [...]

  • lauraw commented on the diary post Boston Bombing News: More McPhee Maxim by pbszebra.

    2014-10-23 05:27:10View | Delete

    I’m still on my Islamophobia kick after yesterday’s events in Canada. The shooter is a troubled young man who had converted to Islam. Ergo, he’s a terrorist. Was the guy who shot Congresswoman Gifford and a number of others in Arizona a terrorist? Nope, not being a Muslim, he was labeled simply a troubled young [...]

  • lauraw commented on the diary post Boston Bombing News: More McPhee Maxim by pbszebra.

    2014-10-23 05:16:32View | Delete

    Very good stuff, thank you omz. And thank you Harvey Silvergate. Also systemic seems to be the practice of going after a suspect to wring a confession out of him (in Robel’s case, I think it was five separate interviews). And we know how that process ended in the case of Ibragim Todashev. Who needs [...]

  • lauraw commented on the diary post Boston Bombing News: More McPhee Maxim by pbszebra.

    2014-10-23 05:07:34View | Delete

    It still floors me that the media could believe that the FBI did something wrong in the Todashev case, but are above reproach in all the other cases. That is the crux of it for me. I admire Elena Teyer for looking beyond her personal piece of the case to look at the wider picture. What’s [...]

  • lauraw commented on the diary post Boston Bombing News: More McPhee Maxim by pbszebra.

    2014-10-23 05:03:47View | Delete

    Since Elena talked to her fellow demonstrators, who seemed to know some details based on the sign at least of them was holding up, I think she may be getting up to speed on the Tsarnaev case. I too read that she had contacted the Tsarnaev defense.

  • lauraw commented on the diary post Boston Bombing News: More McPhee Maxim by pbszebra.

    2014-10-22 06:49:03View | Delete

    http://www.metro.us/local/tsarnaev-supporters-convene-outside-boston-bombing-hearing/tmWnjt—efMUgZeiTImNA/ A nice article on the protest. One woman was holding up a collage highlighting the inconsistency in backpack colors. They also interviewed someone who voiced an opposite opinion, saying “If the evidence is so strong, why isn’t the defense using it?” (Well duh, guy, the trial hasn’t started yet.) The Guardian talked to Karin [...]

  • lauraw commented on the diary post Boston Bombing News: More McPhee Maxim by pbszebra.

    2014-10-22 06:30:39View | Delete

    Thanks pbsz. I think McPhee does warrant further discussion. As I noted on woodybox’s thread, McPhee is often quoted and referenced on Islamophobic websites such as Jihad Watch. I believe this woman has an agenda, more than just being a “witness to the carnage.” Is it normal in a high-profile case for people to spend [...]

  • lauraw commented on the diary post U.S. v Tsarnaev: 8th Status Conference by jane24.

    2014-10-21 14:52:23View | Delete

    I second that. Jane, you are doing an excellent job.

    I don’t have much faith that anything will change if O’Toole “looks into” the McPhee article.

  • lauraw commented on the diary post U.S. v Tsarnaev: 8th Status Conference by jane24.

    2014-10-21 14:50:41View | Delete

    Frankly, I have been wondering what happened to Miriam Conrad.

  • lauraw commented on the diary post Boston Bombing News: what’s up, Michele McPhee? by woodybox.

    2014-10-20 10:14:27View | Delete

    I note the defense brought up the McPhee story, but the judge shrugged it off (again). If the media wants to print scurrilous inaccurate Islamophobic stories, or make inaccurate TV shows about the bombing, O’Toole is obviously OK with that.

  • lauraw commented on the diary post Boston Bombing News: what’s up, Michele McPhee? by woodybox.

    2014-10-20 10:12:18View | Delete

    Your 1 and 2 points are what I am thinking (along with WoodyBox and others). We don’t know where the witnesses were (inside the Forum, next door at Starbucks?). I wouldn’t necessarily credit the trash can story at all, except for the Ed Davis quote, which is very interesting.

  • lauraw commented on the diary post Boston Bombing News: what’s up, Michele McPhee? by woodybox.

    2014-10-20 06:23:30View | Delete

    and mercy @54 Thank you both. The Davis quote is indeed very specific and apparently backed up by witnesses. I wonder at what point this story was smothered. I can’t find a picture of an actual trash can. If there is one, I suspect it’s farther back on the patio (which would be the logical [...]

  • lauraw commented on the diary post Boston Bombing News: what’s up, Michele McPhee? by woodybox.

    2014-10-20 05:55:12View | Delete

    Are you making a point or drawing a parallel, or just having fun? Anyway it’s a spooky concidence, because yesterday I saw a simulcast of that play being performed in London, with Gillian Anderson/Agent Scully as Blanche. Gillian left Vivian Leigh in the dust. A truly stunning performance. To make this vaguely on topic, I [...]

  • lauraw commented on the diary post Boston Bombing News: what’s up, Michele McPhee? by woodybox.

    2014-10-20 05:51:28View | Delete

    Very good to hear that there is criticism. My feeling about this case from the start is that those who wish to convict Dzhokhar have practiced extreme overkill … first with the ridiculous Watertown story, then with ignorant misinfo and fear-mongering about Muslims. We aren’t the only ones who are seeing this sort of thing [...]

  • lauraw commented on the diary post Boston Bombing News: what’s up, Michele McPhee? by woodybox.

    2014-10-19 08:35:53View | Delete

    If you google Michelle McPhee and Jihad Watch, you will find that this prominent Islamophobic website LOVES to quote her. They appear to be big fans of her work.

    JW and Robert Spencer are well-funded members of what the Council for Islamic American Relations calls the “Islamophobia Network.”

  • lauraw commented on the diary post Boston Bombing News: what’s up, Michele McPhee? by woodybox.

    2014-10-19 06:59:11View | Delete

    Not surprising. The defense may take a page from the trials of the “three friends” to debunk the use of fireworks as material for the pressure cooker bombs. Concerning Robel’s trial, the defense used the arguments that Robel was terminally confused by excessive pot use, and also that Dias and Aza were most likely speaking [...]

  • lauraw commented on the diary post Boston Bombing News: what’s up, Michele McPhee? by woodybox.

    2014-10-19 06:53:13View | Delete

    The artwork alone looks like a poster for a “B” grade horror movie!

    Yes, those are the depths that the government has sunk to. With any luck, intelligent people on the jury will see through this extreme overkill and question the prosecution’s motives.

  • lauraw commented on the diary post Boston Bombing News: what’s up, Michele McPhee? by woodybox.

    2014-10-19 06:50:59View | Delete

    Elena Teyer is Ibragim Todashev’s ex-mother-in-law. She offered Khair Matanov a room in her home after his arrest. Her daughter visited the Tsarnaev parents in Russia, where they “cried so much there’s just no tears left.” Elena has said “I am recently retired from active duty in the US Army. I’m not like these kids [...]

  • lauraw commented on the diary post Boston Bombing News: what’s up, Michele McPhee? by woodybox.

    2014-10-19 06:46:28View | Delete

    Good rant Mercy! Yes, I am dreading more of this kind of poisonous inaccurate Islamophobic trash turning up as the trial date nears.

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